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Re: [ox-en] is money simply memory?

On Mon, 14 Jan 2008 17:25:55 [PHONE NUMBER REMOVED], Gregers Petersen <gp.ioa> wrote:

The reference to the quote is from Keith Hart, and his 'memorybank'
project - and Keith Hart is a highly respected and reknown
anthropologist ;-)


Personally, even after having listened to Keith Hart speak and answer
questions on this past friday, the idea makes no sense at all to me. How
is money able to "store" memory?

In the same way that all memory technology, by making a physical (including
electro-magnetic) impression of the information that is persistent.

Money is a way to remember, and like that other great memory prothesis,
appeared around the same time in antiquity, and like writing, was mostly an
instrument of the elite.

I really have to do some programming now!

Dmytri Kleiner
editing text files since 1981

Contact: projekt

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